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What if Star Fleet used Albubiere drives instead of the classic "Bradbury" Warp impeller engines? To take advantage of the shape of the proposed warp field dynamic, the Neo Fed ship has more of a tear drop shape, surrounded by the warp generating ring which is imagined to be closer to what a functional warp engine might look like. In practice then, the nacelles would house conventional thrust engines for manuevering at sub light speeds. Additionally the outboard nacelles might house "wave guides" which would be responsible for directing the gravitational distortions behind the ship, dispersing the gravity behind the ship so that it may "fall" toward the heavier graviational force generated by the dilating ring. The tear drop shape would be tuned to take advantage of the highest amount of warp factor created by the Ring and directed by the nacelle's wave guides.
Such ships would also likely be reoriented to better operate in context to thrust and gravitation. This means that the ships thrust would be in an up/down orientation to the occupant rather than forward/backward. This also allows for gravity simulation by means of constant acceleration.
It is fascinating to ponder how these things might actually work and look.
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